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 New Zealand captain Fiao’o Faamausili,  raises the World Cup after victory over England in the final in Belfast.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

New Zealand 41 England 32 A watershed moment like 1995, when professionalism took hold of male rugby, remains some way off. So where to from here? (...)

New Zealand celebrate winning the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup Finalafter beating England at  the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

New Zealand 41 England 32 The English machine derailed by wave upon crashing wave of blackness. A never ending night until we move to Hong Kong or p(...)

Ireland’s Jenny Murphy  runs at the  England defence during the Women’s Six Nations match against England at Donnybrook. Photograph:   James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland 7 England 34 The Grand Slam flickered into view until England woke from their slumber to remind everyone why they were crowned world champio(...)

Ireland’s Niamh Briggs tackled by Ceri Large and Abigail Brown of England during last year’s Six Nations clash in Ashbourne. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Different cast members from two years ago, but Ireland’s problem last time around, on this wide open space, in this cavernous stadium, was exit routes(...)

Maggie Alphonsi (centre) of England taking on Karen Paquin of Canada during the Women’s Rugby World Cup in Paris on Saturday. Photograph: Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images

England and Canada playing out a 12-12 draw in a last pool game on Saturday was convenient as it took The Black Ferns out of the tournament.France we(...)

 Ireland’s Larissa Muldoon celebrates scoring her try against England in the  Women’s Six Nations match at Twickenham on Saturday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

England 17 Ireland 10: There are moments in a game that resonate. The sight of Ni(...)

Ireland scrumhalf Larissa Muldoon touches down to score a try during the Six Nations match against England at Twickenham. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Rugby round-up: Ireland’s hopes of defending the Women’s Six Nations Grand Slam and Triple Crown ended at Twickenham on Saturday evening as Englan(...)